Students will be required to perform 20 hours of community service every school year at a charitable/non-profit organization. The organization must be registered as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. It may also be selected from the pre-approved list, available in the Counselor's office. If not, it must be approved by the Counselor PRIOR to completion of hours.
- If there is a non-profit organization that is not on the list of approved sites, please obtain all information about the organization you are interested in, and contact Ms. O'Brien, the School Counselor for approval at 215-227-0512 ext 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org PRIOR to completing the hours.
Community service completed at other organizations will not count toward a student's 20 required hours. By the end of the first quarter, students must have completed a minimum of 5 hours; by the end of the second quarter, a total of 10 hours; by the end of the third quarter, a total of 15 hours; and by the end of the fourth quarter, a total of 20 hours for the year. If approved in advance by the Principal, a student can earn .25 of an academic credit for every 30 hours in excess of the required 20 hours of community service, up to one full credit each year.
In order for credit to be received, all hours must be documented in writing by the cooperating agency and must be submitted to the Counselor. While performing community service on weekdays, a student must wear the school uniform. In addition, whenever performing community service, the student is expected to conduct himself or herself with dignity, respect, and responsibility.
All students must contact an approved site and complete any application process required by the agency. All volunteer hours must be completed after school or on weekends.
When are they due?
End of the quarter. Dates for 2018-2019 school year:
June 4 (May 29 for seniors) - last day to turn in ANY hours!
*Time sheets/hour logs are always available in Ms. O'Brien's outer office and here on our website. BOTH sides of the form must be filled out and turned into Ms. O'Brien by the dates listed above for credit.
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